Director’s Notes

When Humans Hate

Bower Knowledge The recent atrocity in Christchurch once again focusses our attention on hate crimes, a ‘criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.” A.... Read More

How Can we Explain the Inexplicable?

Bower Knowledge If as adults we struggle to make sense of the horrors that have unfolded in Christchurch and Utrecht, how can we speak to our children? In an age where news is available graphically and instantly it is inevitable that our children will be.... Read More

Work together for families

Let’s work together for families On Thursday 17th and Friday 18th October 2019 those of us who work with families will gather in Melbourne for the Pan Pacific Family Therapy Conference: People Across Culture, Time and Sea. While this is always a highlight this year.... Read More

Dysregulated Children, Families and Workers

Understanding dysregulated children from a systemic perspective requires an appreciation of the system in which they live and the part each person plays in perpetuating the difficulty. It is easy to include family members, schools and peers but the system also includes us as workers..... Read More

Dysregulated Families and the Magic of Rituals

It is easy to be compelled by a dysregulated child’s presentation and become focussed on them as the source of both the difficulty and its resolution. However, the literature is clear that the incapacity of the child to manage their strong emotions is often embedded.... Read More